Restaurants -> Full Bar

  • 100 Proof

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 364 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-8500 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: A college bar specializing in frozen drinks. Palm trees, rooftop patio and a full-service tiki bar complete this mini tropical oasis. Drinks: Folks tired from studying, working or bar-hopping can relax with a large assortment of frozen drinks. If that doesn't do the trick, beer, wine, shots and bombs will.

  • 9d's Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 400 Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-461-0268 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs/live music. The Look: This bar attracts students and others ready to dance the night away to NSYNC, Britney Spears and OutKast. Posters of '90s artists look on as customers sweat it out to their tunes. Drinks: Buy a tall boy or a shot for dancing fuel, or enjoy a mixed drink—but no drafts (they'll spill!).

  • Agua Linda Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2080 Timothy Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-543-0154 View Map

    • 1376 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-1500 View Map

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Friendly and family-owned, Agua Linda has two locations: Prince and Timothy. Menu: Lots of Ameri-Mex standards (burrito supreme, etc.). Your kids can get chicken fingers, but if you're willing to be more adventurous, there's also horchata, Mexican-style tacos with al pastor or barbacoa, tortas and more. Drinks: Margaritas (frozen and non), bottled and draft beer, sangria and micheladas (beer cocktails).

  • Allgood Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 256 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-0166 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, upstairs pool, outside seating. Hours: Opens at noon Mon–Sat. The Look: A triple-layer bar with seemingly endless drink opportunities. Move from the downstairs space upstairs for a little pool, to the patio to bask in the glow of torches at the tiki bar. Relax all day long, especially during a five-hour happy hour from 5-10 p.m.Drinks: 20 rotating beers, 55 whiskeys, 18 tequilas and over 200 bottle beers, plus a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar daily, noon–9 p.m.

  • AMC Athens 12

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1570 Lexington Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-354-0584

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: The former Carmike Cinemas dine-in is now an AMC. All 12 theaters have call buttons to order food/drink, plus there's a bar/dining area in the lobby (where you don't have to have tickets to eat). Menu: Candy and popcorn, yes, but also burgers, flatbreads, some sushi and poutine. Drinks: Mostly domestics on draft, imports, domestics and local in the bottle, wine and full bar.

  • Amici

    amici-cafe.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 233 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-0000 View Map

    File Under: Pizza, Bars. Features: Trivia, catering, outside seating, art, take-out, delivery, full bar, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Casual dining space with dark wood, long bar and brick walls. Menu: This small Georgia chain focuses mostly on pizza and wings, but also does sandwiches, pasta, salads and soup. Lots of pizzas with exciting topping combos, like the Pineapple Express (white pizza with grilled chicken, bacon, feta, pineapple and fresh basil). Drinks: Full bar with lots of draft choices. The Beer of the Month is usually a good craft brew.

  • Applebee's

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2226 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-543-1339 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days.

  • Bar South

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 104 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-1329 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, live music. The Look: Located near the Georgia Theatre, this sports bar provides lots of room, plenty of TVs, pool tables and darts. Drinks: Lots across a wide range of taste and budget, appealing to students, alumni, townies and visitors alike.

  • Beef 'O' Brady's

    beefobradys.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1860 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-1916 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Catering, outside seating, trivia, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Family-friendly pub franchise with lots of TVs. Menu: Sports-bar fare: burgers and sliders, sandwiches, wraps, salads, tasty wings, fried shrimp and fish and chips. Drinks: 22 beers on tap, 44 in the bottle. Try the signature sangria, mint mojito or spiked frozen lemonade.

  • Blind Pig Tavern

    blindpigtavern.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 312 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-3442

    • 2440 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-208-7979 View Map

    • 2301 College Station Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-4919

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Catering, outside seating, trivia, delivery, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Three locations of a longtime Athens sports bar. Downtown is the newest, migrated from the old location on Baldwin. Menu: Tasty bar food: burgers, wings, sandwiches, wraps, hot dogs, fried pickles and chili cheese fries. Tuesdays bring po'boys, Cajun burgers and more. The Hot Healthy Mama plate includes blackened fish, spinach and black beans. Drinks: Beer on tap, more in the bottle including local brews, plus standard cocktails. A Bloody Mary bar on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Blue Sky

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 128 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-3153 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: A cozy room hidden above its sister bar, Walker's Pub. With a dark wood interior, featuring large windows overlooking North Campus. Plus, a rooftop patio tucked away in between buildings where you can sit back and enjoy the blue sky. Drinks: 300+ craft beers, 100+ scotches, a wide selection of bourbon and Irish whiskeys, array of wine and specialty cocktails.

  • Boar's Head Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. The Look: With a downstairs interior that screams "classic tavern," this spot also features an outdoor multi-level deck and patio. Wander in from the outdoor live music to find a large bar in the middle of the room surrounded by pool, beer pong, popcorn machines and more. Drinks: Regular specials on already inexpensive drafts and wells. 

  • Bone Island Grillhouse

    boneislandgrillhouse.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy. Ste. 108 Athens, GA 30606. 706-623-0255

    File Under: American. Features: Catering, take-out, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Upscale-ish surf-and-turf out of Eatonton with a fancy fireplace and nice lighting. Menu: Fried and grilled seafood and steaks plus sandwiches, a whole bunch of American restaurant-style apps, Key lime pie and a tasty house salad dressing it sells bottled. Drinks: Plenty of beer in bottle and on draft. Tropical frozen drinks by the glass or pitcher. 

  • Bourbon Street

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 333 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-1313 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Party New Orleans-style all night (well, until 2 a.m.). Nightly specials allow for cheap, boisterous fun for students and visitors alike. Drinks: Cheap beer, nightly specials and liquor drinks, including Pat O’Brien’s hurricanes and fishbowls.

  • Buddha Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. The Look: A large golden Buddha sits in the window, beckoning you in with his smiling face. Inside, you'll find an Asian-themed college bar with high energy. Drinks: Sake bombs, champagne and shots. 

  • Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 480 Macon Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-8511 View Map

    File Under: Downhome and BBQ. Features: Full bar, live music, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Casual, as you'd think. Menu: Giggle about the name, but the pulled pork is excellent, even without sauce. Ribs are on point. A great salty, creamy potato salad incorporates bacon, and the chicken mull is popular. Drinks: Beer, liquor, frozen drinks.

  • The Cabin Room

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 321 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-5888 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. The Look: You'll feel like you're on a mountain getaway in this cozy cabin-themed bar. Pass the time pretending you're snowed in with games like beer pong and pool. Drinks: Cheap well drinks and domestic beer during happy hour and power hour.

  • Cafe Istanbul

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 430 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-6444

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, take-out, catering, live music, reservations. Hours: Lunch and dinner, TueSat. Dinner, Sun. The Look: Athens' only Turkish eatery is in a long space with a big bar and murals. Menu: Lots of Mediterranean standards (dolmeh, hummus, baba ghanouj) but some things you can't get anywhere else in town, like a wonderful Turkish pizza topped with lamb, tomatoes, onion, garlic and feta. Options for meat-eaters and vegans alike. Don't snooze on the eggplant dishes. Drinks: A full bar, with fruity specialty cocktails and a lively, clublike vibe at night.

  • Carrabba's Italian Grill

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 3194 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-9938 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Lunch, Sat and Sun.

  • Catch 22 Gastropub

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 1021 Parkway Blvd. Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-6333 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: A rare independent restaurant in the Epps Bridge area with a large wooden bar and relaxed atmosphere. Menu: Bar food done with lots of creativity. Pretzels come with wasabi honey mustard, and the "Porknado Burger" includes bacon jam and smoked pork. Fun snacks, lots of specials, cute kids' menu. Drinks: Serious about beer, with many on draft and even more canned (gose, witbier, many IPAs), plus regular beer dinners and tastings.

  • Centro Bar

    @CentroAthens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 400 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. The Look: A college bar with an upscale look, Centro has two bars and two stories, the second looking onto the first from a balcony. Drinks: Full bar with specialty cocktails like the Classic City Tom Collins and the East Clayton lemonade.

  • Champy's Famous Fried Chicken

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1120 Baxter St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-3092

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Full bar, take-out, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sun. The Look: Delta-style juke joint with crazy, chicken-themed yard art. Menu: Fried chicken is the main offering, but don't miss the Delta hot tamales, served with slaw and saltines. Other fried food, like jalapenos, pickle spears, green tomatoes and catfish, plus frogs' legs and wings. Drinks: 40s of beer, plus a full bar and local brews on tap.

  • Cheddar's Casual Cafe

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1791 Oconee Connector Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-0217

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Chili's Grill & Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 183 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-613-5405 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Ciné Barcafé

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 234 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3343 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, movies, art. The Look: A wonderfully retro repurposed tire recapping plant features an art gallery, two movie theatres, a lab/meeting room and full bar. Drinks: Thoughtful selection of beer (draft and bottled), wine and liquor with specialty cocktails. Coffee, tea, sodas, local baked goods and fresh-popped popcorn. 

  • City Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 220 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-7612 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: An elegant bar in a historic space with tall ceilings, hardwood bar and marble accents—an urban sanctuary. Drinks: A well-stocked bar known for martinis and cocktails like the Mantini and the Key Lime Pie.

  • Clarke's Standard

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 225 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-5152

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, full bar, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Preppy but not aggressively so. Menu: This reinvention of the former Branded Butcher isn't quite as upscale. Instead, it offers burgers, sandwiches, avocado toast, some nice salads and waffles for dessert, all made much better than they need to be. The Scotch egg remains. Drinks: Big list of bottled beer, a few nice wines, some cute cocktails.

  • Cloud

    @CloudAthens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 164 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-7771 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. The Look: Though this second-story bar isn't quite in the clouds, its mesmerizing, color-changing bubble wall helps you to imagine you are. With spacious couches, seating areas and games to play, this makes a great spot for groups to party. Drinks: Specials posted on Facebook.

  • Copper Creek Brewing Company

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 140 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-1102 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Catering, trivia, delivery. Hours: Dinner and late night, Tue–Sun. Weekend brunch. The Look: With plenty of booth seating, this brewpub has a dark, quiet environment. Menu: Pub stuff with some international accents and American standards. Brunch includes hot wings alongside omelets and amaretto French toast. Drinks: Housemade beers may be Belgian, English, German, Scottish or American in style, and the long list of options changes constantly. Guest beers, too. You can buy a growler full to take home.

  • Craft Public House

    craftathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1040 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-4363

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full Bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. Weekend brunch. The Look: Gastropub in the Ansonborough development. Menu: Menu changes seasonally but tends to feature nice vegetables, like a roasted beet salad with curry-spiced carrot purée and housemade ricotta. Great pork-belly sandwich. Good options for vegetarians and meat-eaters; kids menu. Drinks: Local beers on draft, craft beers in bottle or can, some wines and cocktails.

  • Cutters Pub

    facebook.com/CuttersPubAthens

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 120 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-9800 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. The Look: This Irish pub features exposed brick and festive decorum. With its recent expansion, the bar is more spacious than ever. You'll find a mix of patrons here, from students to townies. Drinks: A full bar with vodka slushies, whiskey and, of course, Guinness on tap.

  • DePalma's Italian Cafe

    depalmasitaliancafe.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2080 Timothy Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-552-1237 View Map

    • 1965 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-369-0085 View Map

    • 401 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-354-6966 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Classic Italian with a little ritz but family-friendly. Menu: Each location is different, but all have New York-style pizza, calzones, pasta, salads and desserts. The menu expands at dinner, with regular specials and nice entrees like shrimp charmaine or tortelloni with grilled chicken sausage. Vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free customers are given full consideration. Drinks: Long wine list, mostly Italian. Really good beer list and cocktails.

  • Dominick's Italian

    dominicksitalian.com

    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 1430 Capital Ave. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-769-6255 View Map

    File Under: Italian. Features: Catering, Full bar, Reservations, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Family-style upscale Italian. Menu: Classics like eggplant parmigiana, lasagna, stuffed pork chops, chicken saltimbocca and steaks, most available in full or half servings. Tiramisu, cannoli and a kids' menu. Drinks: Big wine list, limoncello, frozen drinks, beers, monthly wine dinners.

  • Donna Chang's

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1664 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-215-9100

    File Under: Asian, Something Different. Features: Full bar, take-out, outside seating. Hours: Dinner, Thu–Tue. The Look: Sleek, hip space on the ground floor of Five Points' Henrietta Building. Menu: Gourmet versions of Chinese-American classics. This isn't mall Chinese food, but it's not Atlanta's Buford Highway either. Major love for vegetables, nice small plates, beauteous ice creams for dessert. Drinks: Fun, intelligently picked and described wine list; a few nice beers; fancy cocktails that can be a little retro.

  • Dos Palmas Restaurant & Cantina

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3523 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-7771 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Big, beachy mural, chill atmosphere in a shopping center. Menu: Americanized Mexican staples: tacos, burritos, nachos, fajitas, quesadillas, big burritos, enchiladas, queso, fish tacos, fried ice cream. Drinks: More than 30 tequilas, a couple of draft beers, more in bottles.

  • The Double Barrel

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 429 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified. View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outdoor seating. The Look: Southern-themed bar named after Athens' famously unique double-barreled cannon. Drinks:  Signature cocktails like the Bacon Watson and Scarlett O'Hara.

  • Fatz Café

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 4115 Lexington Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-425-8780 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, catering, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Five & Ten

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    Price: $$$$

    Locations

    • 1073 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-7300 View Map

    File Under: Something Different. Features: Full bar, reservations, catering, outside seating. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Sunday brunch. The Look: Hugh Acheson's flagship restaurant is on one of Athens' most beautiful streets in a superlatively renovated historic home. Menu: Serious dining that stays up on trends and pushes the envelope without being obnoxiously hip. Some items recur frequently, but there's always something new to eat, based on the season. The early-evening three-course prix-fixe is a great deal. Drinks: Wine list by James Beard nominee; unpretentious but smart cocktails; excellent after-dinner drinks.

  • Five Bar

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 269 N. Hull St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-5515 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Full bar. Hours: Dinner, Tue–Sun. Late night, Fri and Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Two levels of dining, lit by multiple chandeliers, but not formal. The Menu: Five options of snacks and entrees, plus nightly specials, are a little bit Southern, a little bit Asian and all bar. Baked avocado, gyoza, cheeseburger, market catch from Destin and more. Brunch brings breakfast cheeseburgers and chicken and waffles. Drinks: Wine, beer and signature cocktails (all in groups of five, again).

  • Flanagan's

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 301 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-208-9711 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: A classic Irish pub with a brick and dark wood interior and a mezzanine lounge featuring a water wall. Located next door to its sister bar, Half Moon Pub, this bar is at the center of downtown night life. Drinks: Full bar with daily specials on everything from cocktails to shots. Try the famous Irish Carbomb.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 263 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-0039 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating, movies. The Look: If you're ever bored, this small, hip venue promises entertainment. From music to comedy, open mic to movies, there's plenty to see—and drink. Drinks: A full bar with signature concoctions and old-school cocktails. Try a Happy Meal—a shot of Jameson with a PBR.

  • The Foundry

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 295 E. Dougherty St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-7051 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Live music, outside seating, reservations, Wi-Fi. Hours: Dinner, Tue–Sat. The Look: You can eat at this music-venue restaurant until the start of a show if you don't have tickets. Hotel guests and ticket holders can dine until late. Menu: Revamped bar standards: salads, lots of burgers, barbecue sandwich, steaks, shrimp and grits, snacks. Drinks: A wide selection of wines, scotches, microbrews and craft beers.

  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 265 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-0305 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Bars. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, outside seating, trivia. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Late night, Fri and Sat.

  • The Garden Grille

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 390 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-6800 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, buffet, catering, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and dinner, seven days. The Look: Full-service restaurant inside the Hilton Garden Inn hotel. Menu: Breakfast can be cooked to order or assembled from the buffet (kids under 12 eat free). Steaks, burgers, pasta, salads and other all-American staples for dinner.

  • The Gatsby

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 114 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-355-3060 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. The Look: True to its name, this bank-turned-bar boasts a Roaring Twenties atmosphere. The stair-filled spot across from the Arch is popular with students and locals alike. The interior has wood features and beautiful globe lighting. Drinks: High-end cocktails are the focus here. Over a dozen aged scotches, limited-release bourbons—serious stuff.

  • General Beauregard's

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 164 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8201 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Walls draped with velvet, chandeliers and Civil War memorabilia transport patrons back to days of yore. Drinks: Try the Dixieland Tea, made with bourbon, sweet tea and a wedge of lemon served in a frosty mason jar. Tastes like sweet tea, kicks like whiskey.

  • George's Lowcountry Table

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2095 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605. 706-548-3359 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, catering, live music, reservations, outside seating. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Weekend brunch. The Look: Quiet atmosphere, white tablecloths and attentive service. Menu: Gulf and Carolina Coast cuisine: étouffée, shrimp and grits, sherry crab bisque, oysters (raw and cooked), peel-and-eat shrimp and more. Every table gets a basket of warm, housemade cheddar biscuits. Drinks: Wines from all over, a few beers and Southern-accented cocktails.

  • The Globe

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 199 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-4721 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Live music, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: Exposed brick interior, comfy couches and a big brass bar create a charming and relaxed atmosphere. Soccer and live music upstairs. Sunday brunch includes pancakes, steak and eggs, and the frittata of the day. Menu: Pub cuisine, including fish and chips, burgers, sandwiches, vegetarian chili and housemade potato chips with gorgonzola sauce. Drinks: An eclectic selection of over 80 craft beers, 60 wines and 40 single-malt scotches.

  • Go Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 195 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-5609 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music/DJs, outside seating. The Look: This funky space allows patrons to tear up the dance floor under the reflections of a disco ball, or sit on the whimsical patio surrounded by bushes and twinkling lights. A throwback '80s vibe with updated hairstyles. Drinks: Bottled brews, cocktails and shots.

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1553 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-612-9327 View Map

    File Under: Burgers, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Full bar, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Two-floor small chain out of Atlanta. Menu: Burgers are small, flat and tasty, made with beef, turkey or beans and quinoa; lots of topping choices. Handspun milkshakes, crinkle-cut fries, fried pimento cheese nuggets, salads, chili. Drinks: Domestics, imports and craft beers, wine, boozy milkshakes.

  • The Grotto

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 140 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-9933

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. The Look: A hidden gem in downtown Athens. Often overlooked, this underground hangout has a very intimate atmosphere. Drinks: Top-shelf sipping whiskeys and fresh-fruit-driven cocktails like the Rocking Chair and Hawaiian Mojito.

  • Half Moon Pub

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 301 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-208-9711 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. The Look: Nestled beneath its sister bar, Flanagan's, Half Moon is a calmer place to pass the time amidst the energy of downtown Athens. Enjoy a brew at the authentic Irish bar handcrafted on the Emerald Isle. Drinks: Several beers to choose from; known for its wine and whiskey selection.

  • Hedges on Broad

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 346 E. Broad St. Athens GA 30601. 706-850-8500

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Featuring: Full bar, live music, outside seating. The Look: Named for Sanford Stadium's hedges, this is an ideal place for a Dawg to watch the games. A huge screen for football-watching and a giant dance floor with a balcony, two bars and live music. Drinks: Fully stocked bar.

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 815 N. Chase St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-354-7901 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, Tue–Sat. Weekend brunch. The Look: Converted gas station includes a bocce court and a wonderful patio in a historic neighborhood. Menu: Lunch in the light-filled space is casual but refined, with soups, salads, sandwiches and quiche. The dinner menu changes more often, with interesting influences on Southern cuisine. Local providers are listed on a chalkboard. Brunch is busy for good reason. Very accommodating of diet restrictions. Drinks: Artisan cocktails, good wines, some non-frou-frou beers. Regular wine tastings.

  • Hendershot's Coffee Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 237 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3050 View Map

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, live music, art, Wi-Fi, outside seating. Hours: Open seven days. Lunch, seven days. Dinner Mon-Sat. The Look: Eclectic coffeehouse/restaurant/bar/music club in the Bottleworks. Menu: Coffee drinks, nitro coffee, teas and juices all day pair with muffins, cookies and savory scones or tasty pre-packed chicken salad and zippy pimento cheese. Good burgers, hot sandwiches and salads for lunch and dinner. Drinks: Draft and bottled/canned craft beers, wine, craft cocktails (some involving coffee).

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1354 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-8561

    File Under: American, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, counter service, trivia. Hours: Dinner and late night, Mon–Sun. Lunch, Fri and Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Family-friendly neighborhood bar with eats. TVs for sporting events. Menu: Hot dogs with lots of toppings, plus veggie and vegan versions of most menu items. Pierogi scramble and tempeh hash for brunch, plus housemade caramel corn and more. Drinks: Full bar with 14 draft beers (with one rotating nitro line) and a well-curated selection of bottles and cans; half pours; classic cocktails.

  • Highwire Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 269 N. Hull St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8997 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Live music, trivia, outside seating, art. Hours: Dinner and late night, Mon–Sat. The Look: Upscale cocktail bar with soft lighting, reclaimed wood walls and live music. Menu: Snacks and heavier options from Trappeze, its sister bar, to which it connects. Drinks: High-end cocktails carefully crafted with small-batch liquors and fresh ingredients.

  • Hilltop Grille

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2310 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-7667 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Reservations, live music, full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sun. Dinner, Mon. Sunday brunch. The Look: Big, Craftsman-style building with warm atmosphere, fireplaces, a Jack Davis mural and a large patio. Menu: A step up from chains that go for the same kind of feeling, Hilltop Grille serves American comfort cuisine: artichoke dip, fried green tomatoes, crab cakes, Key lime pie, steaks, wedge salad, fried pork chop. Drinks: Large wooden bar serving beer, wine and cocktails with weekly happy hour specials.

  • home.made

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1072 Baxter St. Athens, Georgia 30606. 706-206-9216 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Catering, delivery, take-out, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sat. Weekend brunch. The Look: Kinfolk-esque combination of rustic and sophisticated. Menu: Mimi Maumus' food has a Southern accent and a New Orleans influence; it's also seasonal, fresh and well-informed. Lunch brings variations on classics like the BLT (pepper-jelly-glazed pork belly!), beautiful salads, grain bowls and veggie sides. Dinner is relaxed fine dining. Dessert is a highlight. You can also buy casseroles, sides, snacks and take-away meals. Drinks: Crafty cocktails, good wine list and beer selection.

  • Inoko Japanese Steak House

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 161 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-8589 View Map

    File Under: Asian. Features: Full bar, reservations, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Sun–Fri. dinner, Sat. The Look: Hibachi cooked in front of you as entertainment with your meal. Menu: Combinations of ribeye, filet mignon, chicken, shrimp, scallops and lobster cooked on the grill, served with rice and veggies and paired with onion soup, salad and a shrimp appetizer. Discounts for college students and senior citizens. Smaller portions during lunch. Good selection of sushi.

  • Iron Factory

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 255 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6877

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, full bar, live music, karaoke. Hours: Dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Each table in the big space has its own grill in the middle and its own hood for venting; big patio outside and private karaoke rooms. Menu: Grill your own Korean barbecue, or let the servers cook your pork belly, steak, chicken, shrimp, prawns, fish of the day, mushrooms or mixed veggies, all of which come with salad, rice and side vegetables. Drinks: Korean soju and wine, plus sweet cocktails in addition to regular beer and wine.

  • Jerzees Sports Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 420 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 443-579-5566 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Live music/DJs. Hours: Dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Sports bar by day, dance club by night frequented by students, athletes and locals. This huge space features a multitude of TVs for catching a game or watching music videos. Menu: All-American staples like burgers, wings and fries. Sunday brunch. Drinks: Ten beers on draft and many more in bottle.

  • La Cabaña de Don Juan

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2061 Hog Mountain Road Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-769-4490

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Americanized Mexican restaurant: booths, TVs, sombreros. Menu: Queso, burritos, combo plates, many varieties of fajitas and quesadillas, and lots of lunch specials, too. Drinks: Margaritas, Mexican beers and a few draft brews.

  • La Estrella

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 400 Hawthorne Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-8557 View Map

    File Under: Mexican. Features: Full bar. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Wed–Mon. The Look: Awesome murals and beach-inspired decor. Menu: Breakfast starts a little late, but is a nice option, with eggs and pancakes. The menu has all the Americanized standards, but also wonderful seafood specialties (mojarra frita, caldo de siete mares) and excellent al pastor. Drinks: Margaritas, plus beer and wine.

  • La Fiesta

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1395 College Station Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-549-5933 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Eastside restaurant with colorful decor and a large covered outdoor patio. Menu: Popular Americanized Mexican fare: burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, taquitos, nachos, tacos and quesadillas. Special entrees and combo plates. Drinks: Margaritas, Mexican beers, domestics and house wines.

  • Last Resort Grill

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 184 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-0810 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, art. Hours: Dinner, seven days. Lunch, Mon–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Exposed brick walls, tight but cheerful quarters. Menu: Southern meets Southwestern, with lots of black beans, corn, avocado and peppers alongside fried green tomatoes, peaches, black-eyed peas and bacon. Brunch has a line out the door for breakfast enchiladas, stuffed French toast and crab benedict. Drinks: American vodkas, gins and vermouths, as well as Armagnac, ice wine, Madeira, sherry and lots of wines by the bottle.

  • Liberty Athens

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 581 S. Harris St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-3335

    The Look: Casual bar/restaurant in the former Harris Street Loco's, brought to you by local entrepreneur Matt Downs. Opening someday soon.

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 223 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-3144 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, trivia, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: A sanctuary for anyone seeking to escape the college scene, this bar is a hit for the local crowd. Inside, you'll find brick walls and high ceilings; outside, you'll find a large patio decked out with a camper, boat, cornhole and more. A great place to find a dance party or drag show. Drinks: A wide variety of bottled beers and rotating drafts that include seasonal brews. Wines, too.

  • Live Wire

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 227 W. Dougherty St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-8283 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music/DJs, outside seating. The Look: This all-purpose music venue has three stagestwo inside and one outside in a large beer garden with plenty of seating. Plus, state-of-the-art audio and video capabilities. Drinks: A good assortment of craft and local brews and cocktails, as well as budget-friendly options.

  • Locos Grill & Pub

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2020 Timothy Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-7700 View Map

    • 1985 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-208-0911 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Curbside pick-up (Timothy), delivery, live music (Timothy), trivia, catering, Wi-Fi, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Local chain gone statewide has a focus on sports. Menu: Deli sandwiches, burgers with lots of toppings, salads, grilled cheese and chili combo, wings, fish tacos, and, surprisingly, lots of vegetarian options. Drinks: Fully stocked bar with inexpensive domestic beer available in pitchers or by the glass.

  • Logan's Roadhouse

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3668 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-227-9890 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Longhorn Steakhouse

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 2170 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-0054 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1880 Hwy. 29 N. Athens, GA 30601. 706-227-8308 View Map

    File Under: Mexican and South American. Features: Delivery, outside seating, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: It might be in a gas station, but you wouldn't know it from the inside. Menu: A large menu of authentic Mexican fare. Excellent tacos (filled with cilantro, onions and fish, al pastor, barbacoa or lengua), big tortas, menudo and a molcajete full of grilled meats and veggies. Drinks: Margaritas, beer and beertails.

  • LRG Provisions

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1653 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA. 706-850-2020

    File Under: American. Features: Catering, full bar, reservations. Hours: Dinner, Tue-Thu. The Look: Modern, open space with an enclosed porch. Menu: The catering base for Last Resort Grill also does dinner three nights a week (meat-and-three-inspired on Tuesday; dishes related to its big sister Wednesday and Thursday), plus UGA home games, tailgate boxed lunches and other special events. Drinks: Local beers, specialty cocktails and fine wines.

  • Madison Bar & Bistro

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 500 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-0430 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Reservations, outside seating, live music, Wi-Fi. Hours: Breakfast and dinner, seven days. The Look: Hotel Indigo's restaurant has a nice patio featuring a fire pit and a weekly cocktail hour to which you can bring your dog. Menu: Breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m. every day and is divided into "hot and hearty" and "quick and easy," with pastries from Ike & Jane and locally made bagels. Dinner brings both fancy bar snacks and full meals better than average hotel fare. Drinks: Nice cocktails that might include house-infused peach bourbon, High West vodka or blackberries. Local draft beer, wine.

  • Magnolias

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 312 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-0797 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Across the street from North Campus in the historic Frigidaire building, it's a two-story lounge with free pool upstairs and several large projection screens to watch the Dawgs play while enjoying a beautiful view of both downtown and campus. Drinks: The usual array of brews behind the bar, plus daily deals on domestics and wells. 

  • Manhattan Café

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 337 N. Hull St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-9767 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, DJs. The Look: Mismatched vintage furniture matches the eclectic style of this local favorite for more than two decades. Lights, vinyl records and other odds and ends hang from the ceiling, and a time-worn jukebox spins tunes. Drinks: Look around for signs that indicate specials. Cocktails, beer, wine, sangria and even sake.

  • Marker 7 Coastal Grill

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1195 Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-3451 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Tue–Sun. Dinner, Mon. Sunday brunch. The Look: Lots of outdoor seating in a beautifully renovated historic house. Menu: Georgia and Gulf seafood: lightly fried baskets, peel-and-eat shrimp, oysters (raw or cooked), grilled or blackened entrees and sides like coleslaw and hush puppies. A few options if you hate seafood. Cornhole on the lawn. Park at the fire station if you need to; they have an agreement. Drinks: Beachy cocktails, beer and wine.

  • Max

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 243 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-286-0339 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. The Look: This huge, grungy bar has a lot to offer. Play pool, air hockey or vintage arcade games in the back, or enjoy the night air and possibly a DJ in the large outdoor beer garden featuring a Pabst Blue Ribbon mural. Drinks: A great variety of beers both bottled and on draft at the three full bars.

  • Mell's Place

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 4648 Atlanta Hwy. Bogart, GA 30622. 706-548-0830 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, cash only, live music. The Look: Built in 1952, this classic bar is a great place to experience Athens outside of downtown. Sing karaoke, play slot machines, shoot pool or learn to line dance. Drinks: A full bar with the usual domestic beer selection and generous liquor pours on classic mixed drinks.

  • Mellow Mushroom

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 320 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-0892 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Catering, delivery, outside seating, trivia, take-out. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Big airy space filled with psychedelic decorations. TVs for sports. Menu: This Atlanta-based chain founded in 1974 has been in Athens a long time. Lots of toppings and specialty pies, plus pretzels made with the same dough, salads, subs, calzones and munchies. Drinks: More than 40 beers on tap, including regional, craft and high-gravity brews; bottled/canned beers, too, as well wine and liquor.

  • The National

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    Price: $$$$

    Locations

    • 232 W. Hancock Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-3450 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Reservations, catering, outside seating, Wi-Fi, full bar. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, seven days. The Look: Big windows and blue-and-white oilcloth on the tables. Not intimidatingly fancy, but good for date night. Menu: Spanish-Mediterranean with small plates and regular-sized entrees. The "power lunch" features an ever-changing array of healthy, colorful veggie items. Dinner includes classic tapas (anchovies, olives, patatas bravas), plus large plates and great dessert. Drinks: Wine by the glass selection is bigger and more interesting than most places, due to the Enomatic wine system. Finely crafted cocktails change seasonally. The bar has its own scene and hosts the occasional late-night dance party.

  • New Red Bowl Asian Bistro

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1935 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-227-7888

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Slick place with a sushi bar, a full bar with big TVs, a bunch of booths and a big dining room. Menu: You can order fairly pedestrian stir-fries, bento boxes and sushi, but if you're adventurous, you'll ask for the full menu, which features some Szechuan specialties (cumin lamb liberally sprinkled with dried red chilis, interesting soups with pickled vegetables, unusual meats). Good noodles, too.

  • Normal Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1365 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-6186 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Make yourself at home in this neighborhood bar in Normaltown. With plenty of space inside and out, this is a great place for group hangouts. With fires on the the patio in the winter, it feels extra homey. Drinks: Ever-changing craft and local beers with weekly specials and handcrafted cocktails. If the drinks aren't enough, try the boiled peanuts.

  • Nowhere Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 240 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-546-4742 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music. The Look: An enchantingly dive-y bar where you'll find locals and students throwing darts, shooting pool and enjoying live music most nights. Drinks: Plenty of beers on draft, with the usual suspects behind the bar. Acclimate yourself with an O-Bomb—Bacardi, orange juice and Red Bull. 

  • The Office Lounge

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2455 Jefferson Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-546-0840 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating, live music, karaoke. The Look: Tucked away in a corner of Homewood Shopping Center, The Office is popular amongst the more seasoned local crowd. Performances from classic Athens musicians are weekly staples. Play a round of pool, shuffleboard, darts or keno. Drinks: The full bar offers inexpensive wells and domestics, as well as signature cocktails like the Red Snapper, made with Crown Royal and cranberry.

  • The Old Pal

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1320 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-4340 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: For an evening of the finest cocktail-sipping, The Old Pal is a local favorite. Set among the shops of Normaltown, the interior is old brick, tin and wood with a fireplace as the eye-catching centerpiece. Drinks: An extensive craft beer selection on draft and in bottles and cans, plus a sophisticated cocktail selection using housemade bitters and flavoring.

  • The Olive Garden

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3666 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-227-2225 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza. Features: Full bar, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3640 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-247-7290 View Map

    File Under: Mexican. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • On the Rocks

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 255 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-354-6666 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar. The Look: Imagine a college bar. This no-frills drinking spot features lots of cheap booze. Drinks: No draft system or specialty cocktails, but plenty of inexpensive domestics, wells, shooters and margaritas. 

  • Outback Steakhouse

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 3585 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-613-6015 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, curbside pick-up. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Outtakes

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1793 Oconee Connector Athens, GA 30606. 706-355-9122 View Map

    • 196 Alps Road Athens GA 30606. 706-546-1011

    File Under: American. Features: Beer and wine (Watkinsville), full bar (Athens). Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: A full-service restaurant in the University 16 and Beechwood cinemas. Menu: Hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, pizzas and salads, plus Georgia Street Tacos with tilapia. View movies in a dine-in theater with servers (one at University 16, five at Beechwood), or pick up meals ahead of time to bring into the other theaters. Drinks: Mostly domestics on drafts, imports and domestics in the bottle, wine; full bar with cocktails in Athens.

  • Pauley's Original Crepe Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 134 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-0034 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Long, narrow downtown space is quiet at lunch, then turns into a busy bar at night. Big TVs for sports. Menu: A bunch of different crepes, both savory and sweet, plus sandwiches, salads, dips and some bar snacks available after 11 p.m. Drinks: Over 150 beers, including 28 on tap ("Around the World Beer Club" rewards completers with a photo on the wall), wines, cocktails.

  • The Pine

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 1235 S. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30605 . 706-208-0059

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. Hours: Lunch, Tue-Sat. Dinner and late night, Tue-Sun. Weekend brunch. The Look: New South eats fueled by a visible wood-fired oven behind the long bar. Menu: Flatbreads with creative toppings make good use of the oven. Daily burger special, quinoa salad with veggies and some heartier stuff for dinner. Brunch highlights biscuits. Drinks: Five Points Bottle's owners are involved, which means a great list of beer and wine and some cocktails that might include two kinds of fancy gin, among other ingredients.

  • The Place

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 229 Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-2988

    File Under: Downhome and BBQ, Bars. Features: Outside seating, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Sunday brunch. The Look: Two stories in a beautifully renovated, historic downtown space, with a great bar upstairs. Menu: Southern food that updates meat-and-three standards with lighter, healthier ingredients. There's fried chicken and fried pork chops, but the vegetables show off their natural flavors. Daily specials and milk and cookies for dessert. Drinks: 11 draft beers, all craft, wine, Southern-accented cocktails.

  • Porterhouse Grill

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 459 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-369-0990 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Reservations, outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, Mon–Sat. Sunday brunch. The Look: Locally owned steakhouse is dark and quiet, a grown-up space downtown. Menu: Lunch has lots that isn't steak: fish tacos, grilled salmon BLT, turkey club, crab-avocado salad. Dinner is fancier, with steaks alongside surf-and-turf, traditional à la carte sides and a classic wedge salad. Brunch is all-you-can-eat Southern, with made-to-order omelets and pancakes, special entrees and a carving station. Drinks: Four beers on tap, long wine list, full bar.

  • Pouch Savory World of Pies

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 151 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6696

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, take-out, full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, MonSat. The Look: Community tables, long bar, highboy tables and regular seating in a long space. Menu: Savory pies with fillings inspired by South Africa, Russia, the Mediterranean, Portugal and more. Good sides, some larger entrees, sweet pies and soup and salad. Drinks: Draft beer, some cocktails, wine.

  • Pour Restaurant and Bar

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 22 N. Main St. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-705-6064

    File Under: American, Italian and Pizza. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. Hours: Dinner Mon–Sat, lunch Sun. The Look: Tries to encourage a date-night atmosphere; kids aren't welcome; dress up a little. Menu: Flatbreads are a cornerstone, with ingredients like prosciutto, figs and goat cheese, plus seafood entrees, filet mignon, white-truffle macaroni and the like.

  • The Pub at Gameday

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 251 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-2831 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: A spacious bar with custom woodworking and a large outdoor seating area. Darts, board games, Wii and TVs for watching sports. Drinks: A large selection of scotch, bourbon and over 150 beers, including craft, high-gravity and seasonal options.

  • Rafferty's Restaurant & Bar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 15 Huntington Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-613-0045 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar, catering, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • The Rail Athens

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1120 Mitchell Bridge Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-354-7289 View Map

    File Under: Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken, Bars. Features: Outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Late night. The Look: A laid-back bar and grill full of pool tables, dart boards, slot machines and big-screen TVs. Trivia contests, dart league nights, pool tournaments and Texas Hold'em weekly. Menu: Typical bar food including burgers, wings, sandwiches, nachos and fries. Drinks: 15 beers on draft and a fully stocked bar.

  • Red Lobster

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 1956 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-549-5376 View Map

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days.

  • Redfearn Grille

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 197 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-4433 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars. Features: Buffet, catering. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Inside the Holiday Inn and serving hotel guests and the public alike. Menu: Stuffed French toast, waffles, biscuit sandwiches and omelets in the morning. Buffet or à la carte lunch. Evening entrees include a New York strip steak, sun-dried-tomato ravioli, fried chicken and balsamic-glazed pork chops.

  • The Roadhouse

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 137 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-2324 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating. The Look: A dive bar to the core, the Roadhouse features lots of neon lighting, wood interior and classic bar games to pass the time. Conveniently located next door to pizza. Drinks: "Serving hangovers since 1991," all the usual domestics and imports are behind the bar. 

  • The Rooftop

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 215 N. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-7670 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Counter service, outside seating, live music. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Cool bar/restaurant on top of the historic Georgia Theatre; take the elevator up to see fantastic views. DJs and bands regularly. Menu: Open both during shows and not, the Rooftop makes grass-fed burgers, a veggie banh mi, pork or tofu barbecue and a few other things ready in a jiffy. Drinks: Full bar, draft and canned/bottled beer.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    therookandpawn.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 294 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-5040

    File Under: Bars and Clubs, Something Different. Features: Full bar, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Board-game café with a floor-to-ceiling shelf stocked with games and intimate tables in a long space. Kids under 13 play for free. Free bar games. Food: Lots of things you can eat with one hand while you roll dice with the other: panini, cold sandwiches, salads, cheese plates, bowls of salty and sweet snacks. Drinks: Rotating beers, wines and spirits, including cocktails. Coffee, tea and smoothies, too.

  • The Royal Peasant

    royalpeasant.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1675 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30606 . 706-549-7920 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Itty-bitty English pub with a nice covered patio out front and an emphasis on "footy." Menu: The tiny kitchen turns out delicious English food: bangers and mash (sausages and perfect mashed potatoes with cabbage), a lamb burger on special, lamb vindaloo curry, housemade potato chips with blue cheese and bacon and shepherd's pie on Tuesdays, plus a couple of really good desserts. Drinks: UK beers, dry ciders, craft brews, wine and whiskey.

  • Ru San's

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 196 Alps Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-552-0488 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, reservations, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Big, loud sushi bar with a heated outdoor patio. Menu: Lots of specialty rolls and sashimi and sushi combinations. Many options if you don't do sushi, like noodles, rice dishes, tempura, grilled fish and more. Drinks: Premium cold sakes and cocktails with Japanese ingredients. Beer and wine, too, including four plum wines.

  • Sakura Steak House

    sakuraathens.com

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 3557 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, GA 30606. 706-227-0001 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Don't let the shopping center location fool you—the inside of this Japanese restaurant is fancy. A second location in Five Points should open this fall. Menu: Everything is fresh and beautiful, from sushi to miso soup. Lunch specials are a great deal, with bento boxes and maki combinations. Hot pots, yaki udon and hibachi dinners. Drinks: Japanese beer, sake, cocktails, wine.

  • Sandbar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 220 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 404-271-8440 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, DJs, outside seating. The Look: Palm trees, surf boards and a relaxing beach atmosphere upstairs and a livelier dance party downstairs. Drinks: Surfboard shots (yes, you actually take them by lifting up a mini surfboard), frozen drinks and a full bar provide all the refreshments you need. 

  • Saucehouse Barbeque

    saucehouse.com

    Price: $

    Locations

    • 830 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-363-3351 View Map

    File Under: Downhome and BBQ, Bars/Clubs. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, live music, outside seating, take-out, trivia. Hours: Breakfast, TueSun. Lunch, dinner and late night, WedSun. The Look: Big complex, with a great patio and a bar that serves a different menu from the restaurant proper. Menu: Chicken, pork, brisket, ribs, tofu, heftily topped baked potatoes; classic sides like mac and cheese, slaw and baked beans; a ton of different kinds of sauce. Breakfast brings eggs, gravy, meats and grits. The bar has snacks like pork nachos and fried mac-and-cheese balls. Drinks: The bar is housed in a separate building and is open seven nights a week serving local beers, cocktails and wine with plenty of weekly specials.

  • The Savannah Room

    georgiacenter.uga.edu

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1197 S. Lumpkin St. Athens, GA 30602. 706-542-6341 View Map

    File Under: American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, Mon–Sat. The Look: Country club-style dining in the UGA Hotel, with attentive servers, nice tablecloths and butter mints. Menu: Southern-accented food includes standards like Celestial Chicken (breaded chicken tenders over rice pilaf with a special sauce) and strawberry ice-cream pie, but also steak, grilled fish, shrimp and grits and good vegetarian choices. Sustainable options are highlighted, and parking is validated for up to two hours in the South Campus Deck.

  • Seabear Oyster Bar

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 297 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-850-4367 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Bars. Features: Full bar, catering, outside seating. Hours: Daily, 3 p.m.–midnight. The Look: Beautifully appointed, intimate oyster bar in the Bottleworks. Menu: Oysters change daily and are from places familiar and not. The rest of the menu is mostly small plates: a fantastic grilled cheese; mini lobster roll; Parker House rolls. Monday is ramen night (vegan and delicious). Oyster deals at daily happy hours, 3–6 p.m. and 10 p.m.–midnight. Drinks: Beer, wine, absinthe, sake, serious cocktails, ever-changing punch and frozen Negronis.

  • Sr. Sol

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 2455 W. Broad St. Athens, GA 30606. 706-850-7112 View Map

    • 175 Tallassee Road Athens, GA 30606. 706-546-1570 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, delivery, catering, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Tallassee location has limited seating but a few tables outside (and is attached to a gas station). Broad Street location is better for big groups. Menu: Plenty for the kids and folks who don't venture beyond the traditional arena of Mexican food, but there's also horchata to drink, real Mexican-style tacos (corn with onions, cilantro, lime and fatty meats) and an awesome hamburguesa topped with ham and pineapple. Drinks: Margaritas served frozen or on the rocks come in many flavors. Beer, too.

  • Shokitini

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    Price: $$$

    Locations

    • 251 W. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-7933 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Karaoke, full bar, outside seating, delivery. Hours: Dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Loud and slick, with private karaoke rooms upstairs that are a big attraction. Menu: Long menu of sushi and sashimi options: nigiri, hand rolls, veggie options, house and special rolls. Also fried softshell crab, dumplings, land proteins (steak, chicken), lobster, noodles and desserts. Drinks: Hot and cold sake, saketinis, wine, mostly domestic beer but a few Japanese brews.

  • Silver Dollar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 262 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3093 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music/DJs, outside seating. The Look: With a tin ceiling, taxidermied animals and a landscape mural spanning the wall, patrons are transported to to a mountain lodge. A spacious, covered outdoor patio provides a breath of fresh air. Drinks: Plenty of domestics, well drinks and daily specials.

  • Siri Thai Cuisine

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 367 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30606. 706-548-7667 View Map

    • 1040 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-3500 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Beer and wine, full bar (Prince Ave.), catering, delivery. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Wed–Mon. The Look: Both locations feature photos of Thailand and a slightly upscale atmosphere. Menu: Large menu, with tons of vegetarian options and many dishes that can be built around chicken, shrimp, pork, beef, seafood, tofu or vegetables. Noodles, rice entrees, soups, hot pot, salads, curries and a big Thai dessert selection. Spice level can be serious. Lunch specials. Drinks: A couple of Thai beers among the domestics, sakes and a section of organic wines. Full bar at the Bottleworks location, which serves American food as well.

  • Sister Louisa's Church

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    Price: $

    Locations

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: Not for the easily offended, this irreverent bar is covered in ironic icons and other pseudo-religious paraphernalia. Enjoy ping-pong in the Boom Boom Room and complimentary Goldfish crackers that flow all night. Drinks: Known for their sangria, which is sacrilegiously delicious.

  • South Kitchen and Bar

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 247 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6125

    File Under: American, Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, catering. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, Mon–Sun. Sunday brunch. Late night, Fri–Sat. The Look: Beautiful historic space with vintage tile and stained glass. Menu: New South cuisine from a polished team. The deviled eggs incorporate Masala curry. The tater tots are made with duck jus. Small plates and large ones. Brunch has egg scramblers and meaty skillets, plus pancakes and special cocktails. Gluten-free menu. Drinks: Draft beers in full or half pours, good wines by the glass (and bottle) and regularly changing craft cocktails with housemade ingredients.

  • Southern Standard

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 166 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-395-6001

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outdoor seating. The Look: An upscale Southern-themed bar. Drinks: Full bar with cheap domestics and wells. Check the board for a long list of specialty cocktails at well prices. 

  • Sundown Saloon

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 50 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-850-1177 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, live music, outside seating, Wi-Fi. The Look: A local watering hole for Eastside residents, this country bar maintains a Western saloon feel. DJs and live music regularly, plus games like darts and pool. Drinks: The usual collection of domestics and wells behind the bar. Try a pancake shot.

  • Taco Stand

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 2230 Barnett Shoals Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-549-5481 View Map

    • 247 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-1446 View Map

    • 670 N. Milledge Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-549-2894 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar (Broad St.), beer (Milledge Ave. and Eastside), outside seating (Broad St. and Milledge Ave.). Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: The original location on Milledge is the most spartan, but has its own charm. Downtown is big and open, with sports on TV. Eastside is in a strip mall, but clean and neat. Menu: Tacos (derr), but also burritos (with beef, chicken, tofu, beans), giant Mega Nachos, veggie chili in the cooler months and wonderfully simple quesadillas (with onions and jalapenos). Don't expect a plate. Slight menu variations among locations. Drinks: Frozen margaritas downtown; beer at the other two.

  • Takorea

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 311 E. Broad St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-521-8131

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, full bar, take-out, catering. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. Late night Thu-Sat. The Look: Athens branch of Atlanta restaurant that combines Korean and Mexican cuisine. Menu: "Takos" and burritos filled with Korean specialties like bulgogi, as well as tofu and veggies, bibimbap, nachos, rice, beans and some snacks. The sesame fries are good eats, late at night or as a side earlier in the day. Kids menu.

  • Taqueria Del Sol

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 334 Prince Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-353-3890 View Map

    File Under: Mexican. Features: Full bar, catering, counter service, outside seating. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, Tue–Sat. The Look: Atlanta-based chef-crafted taqueria in a wonderfully renovated gas station. Menu: This location of the franchise is run by the original owners, with an eye toward consistency and quality. The menu is small, but everything is good, and a few fun specials change weekly. Pork, brisket, fried chicken, carnitas, fish and veggie tacos are small and intensely flavored. Guacamole is made fresh. Everything runs like a top. Drinks: High-end tequilas, bottled beers.

  • Taqueria El Agave

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1280 Oconee St. Athens, GA 30605. 706-549-2639 View Map

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar, delivery, take-out. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Lots of booths, bar in the back, soccer on the TV. Menu: Some Americanized Mexican standards, but also Mexican tacos (lengua, al pastor), seafood, aguas frescas and weekend specials, including menudo and seafood soups. Drinks: Mexican beers, margaritas.

  • Taqueria La Parrilla

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1431 Capital Ave. Watkinsville, GA 30677. 706-310-9991 View Map

    • 2439 Jefferson Road Athens, GA 30607. 706-549-4977 View Map

    • 855 Gaines School Road Athens, GA 30605. 706-548-5040 View Map

    • 473 US Hwy. 29 N. Athens, GA. No # specified

    File Under: Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Full bar (Jefferson Road and Gaines School Road), beer and wine (Watkinsville), delivery, catering, outside seating. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Family-friendly Mexican restaurant with festive decor; U.S. Highway 29 location to open this year. Menu: Lots of friendly standards, well executed, like big burritos to which you can add cheese dip, tons of vegetarian options, taco salads, fajitas and combo after combo. Also Jarritos, a low-cal menu, Mexican tacos, sopes and tortas. Something for everyone, and great for big groups. Drinks: Margaritas, Mexican beers, regular bottled stuff, pitchers.

  • Taqueria Tsunami

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 1791 Oconee Connector Athens, GA 30606. 706-353-0040

    • 320 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-621-7999 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Mexican and South American, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Outside seating, take-out, full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Small, Atlanta-based chain with two of six locations in Athens. Menu: Asian/Latin fusion tacos: bulgogi and shiitake; teriyaki chicken with pineapple pico de gallo; tofu with sesame-soy vinaigrette; more. Apps, bowls and salads, too.

  • The Office Sports Bar and Grill

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 135 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified

    File Under: American. Features: Full bar. Hours: Lunch and dinner. The Look: Second location of a Columbus sports bar, opening soon. Menu: Fancier sports-bar fare, from burgers to salads that incorporate kale, oranges and blue cheese. Steaky entrees, too.

  • Tlaloc El Mexicano Restaurant

    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 1225 N. Chase St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-9301 View Map

    File Under: Mexican and Latin American. Features: Full bar, outside seating. Hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days. The Look: Brightly colored cinder-block building near the loop on Chase Street; some picnic tables outside by the substation. Menu: Named for the Aztec rain god, this restaurant has a cult following for its Central American specialties and real-deal Mexican food. Pupusas, massive tortas, regular specials and fantastic mole. Breakast starts at 9 a.m. and features eggs, beans and pork products. Drinks: Margaritas, beer.

  • Toppers International Showbar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 100 N. Jackson St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-0504 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, exotic dancing. The Look: Athens' exotic-dancing club is in the middle of downtown, convenient to the rest of your bar-hopping. Special shows like the male revue happen often. Watch a game on a large-screen TV or play a game of pool. Drinks: Champagne, shots, brews or specialty cocktails from the full bar. Prices for high rollers and budget drinkers alike. 

  • Transmetropolitan

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 145 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-613-8773 View Map

    File Under: Italian and Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Outside seating, art. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Sat. Dinner, seven days. The Look: Pizza with table service. Big bar upstairs, plus rooms for private parties. Menu: Large thin-crust slices that aren't as floppy as classic New York-style 'za and have a puffier crust at the edge. Lots of toppings and specialty pies. Also: pastas, salads, panini, burgers and delicious oven-roasted potatoes with plenty of garlic. Drinks: Draft beer, craft beer in bottles/cans, wine, build-your-own Bloody Mary bar on Sunday.

  • Trappeze Pub

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 269 W. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601 . 706-543-8997 View Map

    File Under: Something Different, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Full bar, outside seating, Wi-Fi. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. Sunday brunch. The Look: High ceilings, plenty of character. Menu: Fun snacks and plenty of real meals. Stuff for people who love bacon, and tasty choices for vegetarians and vegans. Interesting sandwiches and salads. Entrees like cider slow-roasted ribs and North Carolina trout. Lunch specials are a good deal. Drinks: Serious beer, with more than 200 well-described options in the bottle and 30 on tap, plus wine and nice cocktails from Highwire Lounge (under the same ownership and accessible through a door).

  • Utage Athens Sushi Bar

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    Price: $$

    Locations

    • 440 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-227-9339 View Map

    File Under: Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Bars. Features: Full bar, reservations, delivery. Hours: Lunch, Mon–Fri. Dinner, seven days. The Look: A long sushi bar, plus tables lit by twinkling star lights. Menu: Lunch combos get you a lot for a little. There are many specialty rolls on the menu, but the nigiri is what shines. Udon and ramen are great if you want something heartier, and there's tonkatsu, teriyaki, fried rice and kids' specials that come with ice cream. Drinks: Hot and cold sake, Japanese (and American) beers, wine, sake bombs and martinis.

  • Walker's Coffee & Pub

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 128 College Ave. Athens, GA 30601. 706-543-1433 View Map

    File Under: Coffee Houses and Bakeries, Bars, Sandwiches, Burgers and Chicken. Features: Full bar, outside seating, counter service, art, Wi-Fi. Hours: Open seven days. The Look: Big space turns from a coffeehouse into a bar at night. Menu: The a.m. brings locally roasted coffees, pastries, bagels, breakfast burritos and drunken waffles (Guinness and chocolate chips). Afternoon means sandwiches, quesadillas and nice compact burgers. Drinks: Six beers on draft and over 70 in bottles, including many microbrews.

  • Whiskey Bent

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 335 E. Clayton St. Athens, GA 30601. 706-548-8899 View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: DJs/live music, outside seating. The Look: Sister bar to Half Moon Pub and Flanagan's, this drinking spot is known for its rambunctious patrons. Enjoy the large outdoor patio in the middle of the downtown street bustle. Drinks: Whiskey, whiskey and more whiskey. You'll also find a full bar with brews and wells.

  • Wonderbar

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 240 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. No # specified View Map

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Features: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: From Giant Jenga to FIFA to Pac Man, this spunky bar is for anyone looking for more than just a drink. The gamer's haven has you covered with vintage arcade games, video-game consoles and old-school board games. A few snacks are served to help you keep up the gaming energy. Drinks: The usual full bar, but with specialty cocktails such as Princess Peach Tea and Sonic Blast.

  • Woodford

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 120 E. Washington St. Athens, GA 30601. 404-271-8440

    File Under: Bars and Clubs. Featuring: Full bar, outside seating. The Look: A hip, upscale feel with Edison lightbulbs, digital murals, a cool backlit bar and a nice indoor-outdoor seating area. This place caters to the older college crowd. Drinks: Focusing on craft and draft beer and specialty cocktails. 

  • The World Famous

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    Price: $

    Locations

    • 351 N. Hull St. Athens GA 30601. 706-543-4002 View Map

    File Under: American, Bars, Vegetarian Friendly. Features: Counter service, live music/DJs, art, full bar. Hours: Lunch, dinner and late night, seven days. The Look: Bright and cute, with funky art and fresh flowers. Menu: Smart bar food with good veggie options: tacos on Tuesday, steamed bao, fat sandwiches. Home football games for Georgia bring early hours and tasty breakfast specials. Drinks: Creative but not intimidating cocktails, well-priced beer (including lots of canned craft brews), wine, housemade nonalcoholic sodas.